2015/07/07

Tornseglare - Apus apus - Common Swift

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Tornseglare - Apus apus - Common Swift 
© NF Photo 150626 Knutstorp

One of my top ten favorites among birds. The Swift. I like the sound from them, I like the look, I like the challenge to capture them. They never sit down. They fly straight in to the nest without hesitation. Like a bullet. And turnes like crazy in mid air.

This day I was lucky :) I can take a hundred images and one is good. They also serve as a measure of my brain and reaction times. As long as I can capture them I am still "young" despite what the number of years tells me. I only wish they were here a little bit longer. 2.5 months is too little.


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10 comments:

  1. Fabulous images of the Swift

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  2. Great in-flight photos of the swifts. I seldom manage good in-flight photos but always think it is a matter of technique needing to be improved - I definitely do NOT want to think it's a matter of age :-(

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  3. Oh they are so much like the swallows we have here. I agree that it is next to impossible to catch them in the air, bur our barn swallows will park now and then to catch their breath ... that is when I get their pictures. You have done well with your flight pictures here, Monica ... yep, you must still be young :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  4. Beautiful Swift pictures. Swifts and Swallows are a popular subject lately on bird blogs.

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  5. Great pictures. It's a bird I've not yet managed to capture well, but I do like watching and listening to them screech overhead. A truly incredible bird.

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  6. The swift is a pretty bird. I love your mosaic! Enjoy your day!

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  7. Swifts and Swallows...such beautiful birds! Nice shots!

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  8. Good for you for shooting flying swifts. Not an easy thing to do.

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